By Andrea Papagianis
Two months after city officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony, ground was broken–earlier this week–on the southern gateway project portion of the Dana Point Town Center Revitalization. The project was postponed because of the holidays.
This segment of the project will give the southern end of downtown a facelift where Del Prado Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway meet.
A rendering of the gateway project—provided by the city—shows new pavers surrounding the existing triangle median and a newly paved walkway cutting it in half, leading to the crosswalk where the roads come together.
Town Center signage will be placed on a hedge—standing approximately nine feet tall—that will cover for the existing chain-link fence and buildings.
The overall revitalization plan was approved by the California Coastal Commission in 2008 and is estimated to cost $19 million.
The gateway project is expected to be completed by the end of March.